Tag Archives: Ancestors

Burning Money Like You’ll Die Tomorrow

Burning money is an ancient Chinese tradition. Real money isn’t being burned, it is being spent on paper imitations which are burned. What these imitations are called can change depending on who you talk to.  Many refer to them as zhĭ or paper but this does not create a difference between the paper that is […]

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Exploring Fox Spirits

I wanted to dive a little deeper into the belief and understanding of fox spirits, but I didn’t simply want to do a research paper. One of my favorite texts from the Gods, Ghosts, Ancestors course was Pu Songling’s Strange Tales. So I thought to myself, “Why not mix my major in with my core project and […]

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Unearthing the Past of the forgotten Europeans

The discoveries made in the Tarim river basin ameliorate the brazen paradigms of our past assumptions, enabling us to gain a better understanding of the circumstances that encouraged the migration, dissemination, and development of people and cultures across the planet. One of the reasons this discovery was so extraordinary was because of the unprecedented condition […]

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Ancestral Worship and Gender Imbalance in China

Recently, the One Child Policy that had existed in China for the past thirty-seven years was lifted, and now allows for Chinese couples to have more than just a single child.  In light of this, this paper will be examining the events that led up to the enacting of this policy, and relating those events […]

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Buddhist Afterlife

For my Final Project I made a brochure on a guide to the Buddhist Afterlife. The magnitude of the reward of an afterlife promised in the case of Christians is significantly greater than in relation to both Buddhism and Taiwanese folk religions. My main focus for my project  is on afterlife in the Buddhist religion. […]

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